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Day Packs

Day packs provide users with a small, easy to carry bag for phones, maps, snacks, cameras, and other items that are too bulky for carrying in a pocket. From those designed for everyday use while traveling to those that focus on comfort and convenience when hiking longer distances, Staples® carries a range of backpacks that fit the needs of most travelers, including popular brands like High Sierra backpacks and Jansport backpacks.

Consider the Different Types of Day Packs
Day packs come in various styles that meet a range of needs, comfort levels, and accessibility. Panel-loading models have a large main compartment with a U-shaped opening. These styles have zippers that run from around halfway down one side, across the top, and down the other side. Once unzipped, the wide opening lets users see the contents so they can find items quickly. Top-loading day leather backpacks open only at the top, and often close with a drawstring. Some top-loading packs have a floating lid that provides additional space for adding extra items, along with compression straps that keep the load stable and secure. Accessing items in the pack may require digging through the contents or taking items out to reach the bottom. Some black backpacks feature both a top and panel-loading design, which lets users access the contents based on individual needs.

Discover Day Packs With Versatile Features
Smaller cross body backpacks for day use typically have padded, contoured straps that reduce pressure on the shoulders. Some styles feature loops or pass-throughs that let you attach them securely to the rest of your luggage. Padded chest or hip straps distribute the weight of the pack over a larger portion of the body and lessen the strain on the shoulders and back. The padding also reduces chafing when wearing the pack for long periods. Lockable zippers keep the contents secure when traveling in crowded areas. Consider rolling backpacks with additional compartments and pockets for separating smaller items for quicker access. Models with water bottle holders make sure you stay hydrated while traveling. When choosing hiking day backpacks, consider products with padded backs and a streamlined design for increased comfort and reduced snagging.

Do Day Packs Have Different Capacities?
Packs for carrying daily hiking essentials range from 20 to 40 liters. A 20-liter option makes sure users have enough room for half-day hiking supplies. The 30-liter designs provide enough space for the essentials on daily hiking trips, while 40-liter bags handle additional supplies for those who are climbing or dealing with rough terrain. Laptop backpacks designed for non-trail use often have smaller capacities, but may include sleeves or pockets for laptops, tablets, or cameras. Many of these include additional padding that protects sensitive equipment from bumps and drops.

Are Day Packs Durable?
Many school backpacks for daily use are polyester, which resists rips and tears. Waterproof styles make sure the contents remain dry, even when caught in downpours. Water-resistant models provide adequate protection against drizzle and splashes. Ripstop materials feature tightly woven fabrics that stop tears from getting larger when damage occurs. This feature helps decrease the chances of lost items if damage occurs while hiking or traveling. Staples carries a wide selection of backpacks that are the perfect addition to any school supplies list.
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High Sierra Loop Black/Charcoal/Ash Backpack (53646-1053)
Item : 2314545 / Model : 53646-1053
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  • Material: Mini-Hexagon Ripstop, Waffle Weave, 600-denier Duralite
  • Dedicated TECH SPOT™ tablet computer sleeve (12.5" x 11" x 0.75")
  • Size: 19" x 13.5" x 8.5"
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High Sierra Access Black Backpack (53671-1041)
Item : 2314536 / Model : 53671-1041
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  • Material: Diamond Ripstop, Mini-Ripstop, 600-denier Duralite
  • Fully-padded CUSHION ZONE™ computer sleeve fits most 17” laptops
  • Size: 20" x 15" x 9.5", Integrated TECH SPOT™ tablet computer sleeve (12.5 x 11 x 0.75 in.)
59.99 $59.99
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High Sierra Backpack Swerve Black, Tropic Nights, Turquoise (109234-6731)
Item : 24284144 / Model : 109234-6731
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  • Large main compartments and multiple pockets allow you to keep all of your gear secure and organized.
  • A fully padded CushionZone laptop compartment accommodates most 17-inch models. A dedicated TechSpot sleeve provides an ideal space for your tablet.
  • The Suspension System provides relief when carrying heavier loads. It does so by dampening the shock of weight transfer while transporting your gear.
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High Sierra Backpack Freewheel True Navy, Island Ikat (109239-6806)
Item : 24284152 / Model : 109239-6806
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  • Large, multi-compartment design. Fully-padded Cushion Zone computer sleeve fits most 15” laptops. Deluxe media pocket, with headphone port.
  • Smooth rolling, corner-mounted wheels. Hideaway telescoping handle. Vapel mesh padded shoulder straps store behind a zippered, primary padded back panel.
  • Side beverage pocket. Attach extra gear with triangle clip. Corner guards and a kick plate protect the bag from abrasion.
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High Sierra Loop Aquamarine/White/Ash Backpack (53646-0783)
Item : 2314546 / Model : 53646-0783
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  • Material: Mini-Hexagon Ripstop, Waffle Weave, 600-denier Duralite
  • Dedicated TECH SPOT™ tablet computer sleeve (12.5" x 11" x 0.75")
  • Size: 19" x 13.5" x 8.5"
34.99 $34.99
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High Sierra Wiggie Backpack, Lunch Kit Combo, Prairie Floral/Tropic Teal/Pink (105187-6674)
Item : 24280924 / Model : 105187-6774
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  • Multi-compartment design
  • Mesh beverage pocket
  • Padded shoulder strapsPrimary padded back panel
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High Sierra Loop Feather Spectre Backpack, Powder Blue/White (53646-6743)
Item : 24280913 / Model : 53646-6743
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  • Generous main compartments and multiple pockets allow you to keep all of your gear secure and organized. A dedicated sleeve for your tablet.
  • Compression straps are designed to cinch down and secure gear while carrying. These straps are also ideal for providing extra storage for items like jackets and sleeping bags.
  • Easily attach gear like a lantern or water bottle with the monster hook clip.
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High Sierra Backpack Joel Lunch Kit Backpack Combo Space Age, Black (109237-6797)
Item : 24284141 / Model : 109237-6797
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  • Multi-compartment design
  • Core organizer with multiple pockets and Mesh beverage pocket. Padded shoulder straps, Primary padded back panel Front daisy chain loops for attaching extra gear Padded grab handle
  • Internal name tag
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High Sierra Backpack Swerve True Navy, Island Ikat, White (109234-6807)
Item : 24284149 / Model : 109234-6807
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  • Large main compartments and multiple pockets allow you to keep all of your gear secure and organized.
  • A fully padded CushionZone laptop compartment accommodates most 17-inch models. A dedicated TechSpot sleeve provides an ideal space for your tablet.
  • The Suspension System provides relief when carrying heavier loads. It does so by dampening the shock of weight transfer while transporting your gear.
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High Sierra Jarvis Woolly Weave Backpack, Slate (105182-6697)
Item : 24280920 / Model : 105182-6697
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  • Large main compartments and multiple pockets allow you to keep all of your gear secure and organized.
  • A fully padded CushionZone laptop compartment accommodates most 17-inch models. A dedicated TechSpot sleeve provides an ideal space for your tablet.
  • S-shaped padded Vapel™ mesh shoulder straps with adjustable sternum strap, Deluxe padded back and bottom panel. Side daisy chain loops for attaching extra gear, Padded grab handle and Reflective accents
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High Sierra Backpack Access 2.0 True Navy, Mercury (109236-4515)
Item : 24284148 / Model : 109236-4515
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  • Large main compartments and multiple pockets allow you to keep all of your gear secure and organized.
  • A fully padded CushionZone laptop compartment accommodates most 17-inch models. A dedicated TechSpot sleeve provides an ideal space for your tablet.
  • The Suspension System provides relief when carrying heavier loads. It does so by dampening the shock of weight transfer while transporting your gear.
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High Sierra Swerve Tropic Nights Backpack (53665-6731)
Item : 24280923 / Model : 53665-6731
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  • Large main compartments and multiple pockets allow you to keep all of your gear secure and organized.
  • A fully padded CushionZone laptop compartment accommodates most 17-inch models. A dedicated TechSpot sleeve provides an ideal space for your tablet.
  • The Suspension System provides relief when carrying heavier loads. It does so by dampening the shock of weight transfer while transporting your gear.
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EnRoute Escort 2
Item : 24172663 / Model : TEED217 BLACK
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  • Airflow channels on back panel provide ventilation
  • Large main compartment keeps daily gear separate from the electronics
  • Crushproof SafeZone compartment for sunglasses and fragile gear includes a dedicated phone pocket
119.95 $119.95
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High Sierra Backpack Loop Feather Spectre, Powder Blue, White (109233-6743)
Item : 24284142 / Model : 109233-6743
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  • Generous main compartments and multiple pockets allow you to keep all of your gear secure and organized. A dedicated sleeve for your tablet.
  • Compression straps are designed to cinch down and secure gear while carrying. These straps are also ideal for providing extra storage for items like jackets and sleeping bags.
  • Easily attach gear like a lantern or water bottle with the monster hook clip.
34.99 $34.99
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High Sierra Freewheel Backpack, Black (53991-1050)
Item : 24280925 / Model : 53991-1050
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  • Large, multi-compartment design. Fully-padded Cushion Zone computer sleeve fits most 15” laptops. Deluxe media pocket, with headphone port.
  • Smooth rolling, corner-mounted wheels. Hideaway telescoping handle. Vapel mesh padded shoulder straps store behind a zippered, primary padded back panel.
  • Side beverage pocket. Attach extra gear with triangle clip. Corner guards and a kick plate protect the bag from abrasion.
69.99 $69.99
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High Sierra Backpack Freewheel Black, Black (109239-1050)
Item : 24284150 / Model : 109239-1050
Add to Favorites
  • Large, multi-compartment design. Fully-padded Cushion Zone computer sleeve fits most 15” laptops. Deluxe media pocket, with headphone port.
  • Smooth rolling, corner-mounted wheels. Hideaway telescoping handle. Vapel mesh padded shoulder straps store behind a zippered, primary padded back panel.
  • Side beverage pocket. Attach extra gear with triangle clip. Corner guards and a kick plate protect the bag from abrasion.
69.99 $69.99
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High Sierra Backpack Jarvis Woolly Weave, Slate (109235-6697)
Item : 24284151 / Model : 109235-6697
Add to Favorites
  • Large main compartments and multiple pockets allow you to keep all of your gear secure and organized.
  • A fully padded CushionZone laptop compartment accommodates most 17-inch models. A dedicated TechSpot sleeve provides an ideal space for your tablet.
  • S-shaped padded Vapel™ mesh shoulder straps with adjustable sternum strap, Deluxe padded back and bottom panel. Side daisy chain loops for attaching extra gear, Padded grab handle and Reflective accents
49.99 $49.99
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High Sierra Swerve Backpack, True Navy/Island Ikat/White (53665-6807)
Item : 24280919 / Model : 53665-6807
Add to Favorites
  • Large main compartments and multiple pockets allow you to keep all of your gear secure and organized.
  • A fully padded CushionZone laptop compartment accommodates most 17-inch models. A dedicated TechSpot sleeve provides an ideal space for your tablet.
  • The Suspension System provides relief when carrying heavier loads. It does so by dampening the shock of weight transfer while transporting your gear.
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Crossover 32L
Item : 24172678 / Model : TCBP417 BLACK
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  • Organization compartment keeps cords and other accessories at hand but out of the way
  • Multiple grab-and-go handles allow for easy transport
  • The Shove-it Pocket with compression straps provides additional external storage for a jacket or newspaper
129.95 $129.95
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High Sierra Loop Lime Fire Backpack, Black/Lime (53646-6757)
Item : 24280914 / Model : 53646-6757
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  • Generous main compartments and multiple pockets allow you to keep all of your gear secure and organized. A dedicated sleeve for your tablet.
  • Compression straps are designed to cinch down and secure gear while carrying. These straps are also ideal for providing extra storage for items like jackets and sleeping bags.
  • Easily attach gear like a lantern or water bottle with the monster hook clip.
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High Sierra Loop Shattered Camo Backpack, Black/Olive (53646-6792)
Item : 24280921 / Model : 53646-6792
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  • Generous main compartments and multiple pockets allow you to keep all of your gear secure and organized. A dedicated sleeve for your tablet.
  • Compression straps are designed to cinch down and secure gear while carrying. These straps are also ideal for providing extra storage for items like jackets and sleeping bags.
  • Easily attach gear like a lantern or water bottle with the monster hook clip.
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High Sierra Backpack Access 2.0 Purple Smoke, Black (109236-6776)
Item : 24284146 / Model : 109236-6776
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  • Large main compartments and multiple pockets allow you to keep all of your gear secure and organized.
  • A fully padded CushionZone laptop compartment accommodates most 17-inch models. A dedicated TechSpot sleeve provides an ideal space for your tablet.
  • The Suspension System provides relief when carrying heavier loads. It does so by dampening the shock of weight transfer while transporting your gear.
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High Sierra Backpack Access 2.0 Black (109236-1041)
Item : 24284143 / Model : 109236-1041
Add to Favorites
  • Large main compartments and multiple pockets allow you to keep all of your gear secure and organized.
  • A fully padded CushionZone laptop compartment accommodates most 17-inch models. A dedicated TechSpot sleeve provides an ideal space for your tablet.
  • The Suspension System provides relief when carrying heavier loads. It does so by dampening the shock of weight transfer while transporting your gear.
59.99 $59.99
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High Sierra Access Grey/Ash/Silver Backpack (53671-4956)
Item : 2314534 / Model : 53671-4956
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  • Material: Diamond Ripstop, Mini-Ripstop, 600-denier Duralite
  • Fully-padded CUSHION ZONE™ computer sleeve fits most 17” laptops
  • Integrated TECH SPOT™ tablet computer sleeve (12.5 x 11 x 0.75 in.)
59.99 $59.99
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